' Many farmers in rural Bujumbura rely on bare and eroded hills

Burundian farmers coping with climate change thanks to FAO

10-20-2016 The Food and Agriculture Organisation leads Burundian farmers into adopting farming techniques that help them to cope with climate change. “Climate has significantly changed over the past years and this negatively affects farming”, says Vénérand Nyandwi, 62, a farmer and father of 10. “Normally we sow our fields of (...)
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Heavy Rain Destroyed Three classrooms in Bujumbura Northern City

10-18-2016 The heavy rain that fell last week in Cibitoke neighborhood of Ntahangwa Commune of Bujumbura the capital destroyed three classrooms of Lycée Municipal de Cibitoke. Classroom roofs have been damaged. 9th form pupils from the Fundamental school and those from 1st year of social and human sciences section have (...)
' Jean Pierre Guengant, UNFPA economic expert : “ with the prevalence of 20% of contraceptives use, a Burundian woman had an average of six children. Today, the average is probably low. It is estimated at 4.6 children per woman.”

Burundian majority live on $ 1.25 a day

10-18-2016 On the occasion of the International Day for Poverty Eradication celebrated on 17 October every year, UNDP Burundi declared that 82.1% of the Burundian population live on $ 1.25 a day. For Natalie Boucly, the UNDP-Burundi Director, poverty does not only mean the absence of income or access to (...)
' Officials and ULBu student representatives at the launching ceremonies.

University leads Burundi in adopting open education and e-learning

10-15-2016 Université Lumière de Bujumbura (ULBu), a private university, is to use online teaching to overcome the lack of physical infrastructure, qualified teachers and adequate educational materials. In partnership with African Virtual University (AVU), ULBu officially inaugurated the centre for Distance and e-Learning Open Training on Friday 14 October. Rev. (...)
' Organisers and the recipients of the training.

Pre-service training: the strategy to fight diabetes and hypertension in Burundi

10-13-2016 The University of Burundi in collaboration with Cordaid has organized training sessions to equip new doctors with capacity to help in the treatment and prevention of diabetes and hypertension that have become a serious health threat in the country. A capacity building pre-service training for the treatment and prevention (...)
' The heavy rain that fell on 8 and 9 October destroyed displaced people’s tents

“Ku mase” displaced persons must return to their native villages

10-11-2016 Since Carama site displaced persons were forcibly moved by the administration from “Ku mase” place near lake Tanganyika in Bujumbura city in February 2014, Burundi government is currently urging them to return to their native villages. 239 families of about 1000 people are sheltered in precarious huts and tents (...)
' Rusizi River: People of Gihanga use this dirty water; some even drink it.

Red Cross to provide 70,000 with clean water to prevent cholera

10-07-2016 “I am very relieved to hear we will get clean water. We’ve been longing for it for a long time. We live in a seriously health-threatening situation here”, said the overjoyed Quentin Marc Ngendakumana, the local head of Kagwema area. He was speaking at an event inaugurating the construction (...)
' : Emile Niyungeko explaining the plan of screening activities to provincial health and administrative officials in Gatumba.

Search for reliable data to fight children malnutrition

10-06-2016 A second round of mobilization for malnutrition screening in children under 5 in the provinces of municipal and rural Bujumbura has started this Wednesday. The repetition of the screening activities is intended to get reliable data to help address that serious issue. Actors in the fight against malnutrition in (...)
' Mugoboka residents washing clothes in the Ntahangwa River

Mugoboka: Lack of clean water threatens residents

10-05-2016 Two people died in Mugoboka neighborhood, Rohero urban zone, in the center of the Burundian capital. Residents suspect cholera outbreak. They evoke the lack of drinking water as they consume water fetched from the Ntahangwa River. Both Generose Nkeshimana and Claude Bucumi, died on Thursday 28 September, 2016. They (...)
' Catholic military and police officers in a mass dedicated to the passage through the holy door of mercy.

Catholic military and police officers pass through the holy door of mercy

10-03-2016 This Sunday, Bishop Evariste Ngoyagoye,the Bujumbura archbishop who led prayer at the Schoenstatt Marian Shrine at Gikungu Mount Zion, invited Catholic military and police officers to perform their missions with patriotism and wisdom. It was during their passage through the holy door of mercy. Jean-Berchmans Ndayitwayeko, Chaplain General of (...)